Updated: 11/01/2013 6:40 PM
Created: 11/01/2013 3:48 PM WHEC.com
Some students spent Friday morning getting up close and personal with some giant cats.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey performer Alex Lacey held an educational session for students. The session started the circus's giant cats. Lacey talked to the kids about how trains the lions and tigers in his act.
Lacey said, "I get to know them very very well. You really only have to be scared or the only reason to be scared is if an animal is scared of you, so it's important the animals are not scared of me. They have to enjoy what they do and if I have a cat who is in a bad mood or doesn't want to perform then I just leave them out of the show and you avoid any dangerous situations happening."
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey's "Dragons" will be at the Blue Cross Arena though Sunday. For more information, click here.